Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Dash of Color

Confession time: I love so many colors and textures; it is nearly impossible for me to look at any floral design or flower without thinking "I love this!", but when it comes to what I flip for, it is the bright, loud colors.

I can't get enough of billy butons and zinnias drive me to distraction.  I haven't passed a lantana plant without saying, I love flowers with contrasting colors, I just can't do it.

I like my flowers to "hoot and holler" at me rather than whisper, soft and romantic would never be the way I would describe my perfect occasion- I am bright and loud all the way!

By: Virginia Gribben

In one sentence can you describe your perfect event style?

A few of my favorites:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Floral Travels: Wild Flowers at Carter Caves State Park

As we wait for spectacular shots from the 2014 wedding season, here are shots from an amazing hike at Carter Caves State Park in Eastern Kentucky.  Among the breathtaking limestone arches and trickling creeks are a symphony of wild flowers so much a part of the surroundings that you need to look twice to see the flowers for themselves!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

140th Run for the Roses

Any favorites for the 140th Kentucky Derby?  I usually choose my horse by the name while others go by colors.   There are some crazy people that go by the odds-can you imagine? 

My choice this year is "Vicar's in Trouble".  The choice was made because I enjoyed the film "Bridget Jones Diary" and in the film she went to a "Tarts and Vicars" party.  

Scientific, huh?

A little about why it is termed "The Run for the Roses":
In 1904 the red rose became the official flower of the Kentucky Derby. The tradition was strengthened when, in 1925, New York sports columnist Bill Corum, later the president of Churchill Downs, dubbed the Kentucky Derby the "Run for the Roses." The garland as it exists today was first introduced in 1932 for the 58th running won by Burgoo King. 
Each year, a garland of more than 400 red roses is sewn into a green satin backing with the seal of the Commonwealth on one end and the Twin Spires and number of the race’s current renewal on the other. Each garland is also adorned with a "crown" of roses, green fern and ribbon. The "crown," a single rose pointing upward in the center of the garland, symbolizes the struggle and heart necessary to reach the Derby Winner’s Circle.
Each year the Governor of Kentucky and other dignitaries also present the winning jockey with a bouquet of 60 long stemmed roses wrapped in 10 yards of ribbon.